Special Events & Festivals

Wagon rides


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Cindy Lambert (front) leads a group of festival-goers on a wagon ride on Saturday, Sept. 5, as part of the Zanesville Homespun Day.

Early appearance for Santa


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Santa Claus made an early appearance this year, showing up during the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Lince dancing


Photo by Andre B. Laird.


The Lions Club held a car show during Zanesville Homespun Dayon Saturday, Sept. 5. One of the many activities throughout the event was line dancing.

Roanoke set to 'Believe in Magic' at Fall Festival

Magician Don Miller will entertain Friday, Sept. 11, during the Roanoke Fall Festival.
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Huntington County's oldest community festival gets underway Thursday, Sept. 10, as the Roanoke Fall Festival's carnival rides, crafters and street vendors open up shop in Roanoke Park.

The official opening ceremony, a flag raising on Main Street by the American Legion Post 160 color guard, is set for Friday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. Festivities continue through Sunday, Sept. 13.

This year's theme is "Believe in Magic." Most of the activities take place at the Roanoke Park, just a block west of the downtown area.

How low can you go?


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Dustin Swinehart (center) gets as low as he can to pass under the limbo stick on Saturday, Sept. 5, during a limbo contest in the parking lot of the Zanesville United Methodist Church. The event was part of the Lions Club Car Show at the Zanesville Homespun Day.

Speed shop in miniature


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Dennis Norton sets up his miniature "Speed Shop" in the lobby the the Zanesville United Methodist Church  on Saturday, Sept. 5, as part of the Zanesville Homespun Day small scale replica competition.

Funny stuff


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

"Mr. Sonshine," from Prospect United Methodist Church, interacts with some youth whille making balloon animals on Saturday,Sept. 5, during the Zanesville Homespun Day.

27th annual Zanesville Homespun Day set for Saturday, Sept. 5

Free horse and wagon rides, shown here from last year, will again be given during the Zanesville Homespun Day, on Saturday, Sept. 5.
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The 27th annual Zanesville Homespun Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 5.

Booths will be set up in the parking lot of Zanesville United Methodist Church and extending to the Lions Building along Van Horn Street.

The pancake and sausage breakfast will be at the church from 7 to 10 a.m.

The parade lineup will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., with the parade beginning at 10 a.m.

C'mon frog, jump!

Aiden Skidmore (right) encourages his frog to take a big jump during the frog jumping contest at the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22. His older brother, Nolan, watches at left.

American-made music


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Playing songs from our nation's history, Music Americana performs during the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Hitting the notes


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Donna Brown concentrates on hitting the right notes on the marimba during a performance of The Brown Family at the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22. Seated in the background is the other half of the act, husband Doyle Brown, who was playing the trombone.

Enjoying the parade


Photo by Scott Trauner.

While his father, Scott Shelley (right) keeps him on the side of the road, 20-month-old DJ Shelley uses lollipops to play some "air drums" during the Markle Wildcat Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 22.

On its way


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Isabella Kryder launches a throw toward a stack of cans on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the children's activities area of the Markle Wildcat Festival.

Bring back the 'Roaring '20s'


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Crosssroads Pantry's float for the Markle Wildcat Festival Parade brought back the music of the "Roaring '20s" for the festival's theme of "Music Throughout the Decades" on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Announce Markle Wildcat Festival royalty


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Markle Wildcat Festival royalty for 2009 was announced during the festival on Friday, Aug. 21. Pictured are (from left) Junior Miss Emily Zeddis, Princess Sarah Spaulding and Little Miss Julianna Small.

Markle "Grouches" named during festival


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The "Grouches" for the 2009 Markle Festival are (from left) Desirea Gooley, Aaron Westfall and Amanda Jones.

BBQ time in Markle


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The staff and directors of MarkleBank serve up pork barbecue in the festival main tent during the Markle Wildcat Festival on Friday, Aug. 21.

Caterpillar hug


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Susan Worsham takes a sit-down break with her dog Libby, who is dressed as a caterpillar for the Andrews Western Days Pet Parade, on Saturday evening, Aug. 15.

Andrews Western Days vendor booths


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

David "Shaky Dave" Drodzy (left) and grandson Steven Rife check out knives being sold by a festival vendor Friday night, Aug. 14, at the Andrews Western Days.

Wheels deep


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A new event to the Andrews Western Days was the Mud Bogs, held Saturday, Aug. 15, at the city lot on Terrel Street. Spectators watch Donnie Newsome go in wheels deep.

Andrews Methodist Church entry in Western Days Parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Andrews Methodist Church entry in the Andrews Western Days Parade on Saturday, Aug. 15, included these girls throwing candy from the bed of a pick-up truck.

Pet parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Abby Schoan takes her Miniature Pinscher through the Andrews Western Days Pet Parade on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Cuties in parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Andrews Western Days Cutie King Gunner Beemer (left) and Cutie Queen Jacelynn Sunderman ride down the Andrews Western Days Parade route in style on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Marching Vikes in Andrews


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes go down the parade route at the Andrews Western Days on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Markle gets ready to jump into its annual Wildcat Festival Aug. 21-23

The Town of Markle will host its annual Markle Wildcat Festival Aug. 21 through Aug. 23 at Markle Fish and Game Club Park.

The weekend kicks off Friday, Aug. 21, with vendor booths opening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Bluffton Regional sponsors blood pressure screening at the park, from 5 to 8 p.m.

From 5 to 7 p.m., the MarkleBank pork barbecue dinner will be held in the tent. There is a cost for tickets, which can be purchased at the bank.

Andrews to host Western Days Aug. 13-16; adds new Mud Bogs to calendar

Jordan West drives a tractor onto the scales so it can be weighed by Brad Eads before the start of the 2008 Andrews Western Days Tractor Pull. This year's pull is on Saturday, Aug. 15.

The Town of Andrews will be hosting Andrews Western Days, Aug. 13 through 16, providing a wide variety of activities throughout the weekend.

New this year are the "Mud Bogs" on Saturday, Aug. 15.

The action kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 13, with carnival rides and games for all, at 6 p.m.

Also, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the will be musical entertainment via a live DJ as well as karaoke.

An all-day community-wide yard sale will be held on Friday, Aug. 14.

Carnival rides and games resume at 4 p.m. as well as a variety of craft booths and vendors.

Brewer and Johnson earn swine grand champions

Briana Johnson won grand champion gilt at the Huntingotn County 4-H Swine Show on Monday, July 27.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Following are the results of the Huntington County 4-H Swine Show on Monday, July 27.

They are:

Crossbred barrows
Lightweight

Thomas Trout, champion.
Rhitt Langston, reserve champion.

Middleweight
Devon Rooney, champion.
Sarah Vlot, reserve champion.

Heavyweight
Trevor Brewer, champion.
Austin Robison, reserve champion.

Shipley and Mason win starter calf championships

Following are the results of the 4-H starter calf judging.

They are:

BEEF STARTER CALVES
Tanner Shipley, champion.
Emma Landrum, reserve champion.

124-316 lbs.
Blue ribbons: Arizona Sunday, Dakota Plasterer, Joel Knight, Michael Henderson, Mat-thew Knight, Taylor Scher and Cassidy Johnson.

358-376 lbs.
Blue ribbons: Tanner Shipley, Ashton Hethcote, Sarah Hunnicutt, Logan McQuinn, Brooke Dennis and Jenna Heaston.

Forsythe claims reading project championship

Following are the results of the 4-H reading project judging.

They are:

Scott Forsythe, champion, with honors.
Rachel Platt, reserve champion, with honors.

Blue ribbons: Lucas Brown, with honors; Alexandra Forsythe, with honors; Scott Forsythe, with honors; Cora Hill, with honors; Kathleen Jacobs, with honors; Sara Kauffman; Martha Kiningham; Brianna Mason, with honors; Stephanie McElhaney; Rachel Platt, with honors and Julie Winters, with honors.

 

Hacker, Allred, Hughes, Glessner and Rosen win genealogy judging

Following are the results of the 4-H genealogy judging.

They are:

Division I
Walter Hacker, champion, with honors.
Rachael Fulton, reserve champion, with honors.

Blue ribbons: Josiah Doctor, with honors; Rachael Fulton, with honors; and Walter Hacker, with honors.

Red ribbons: Sara Karst; and Samantha Roller.

White ribbons: Brittney McElhaney.

Division II
Elijah Allred, champion, with honors.
Kendra Wnight, reserve champion, with honors.

Blue ribbons: Elijah Allred, with honors; and Kendra Wright, with honors.

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